Welcome to the second post of our Dime Box Bracket. Today we have the other half of the bracket to think about. Again, thanks to Nick
for providing the cards in this post.
Here's another view of the original bracket.
Please leave a comment with your votes below, which only needs to include the player name. Remember, each time you vote you'll gain an entry for a PWE of cards.
The Round of 16 (part II)
#2 seed - 2020 Topps S1 Turkey Red, Willson Contreras, #TR-19
#15 seed - 2019 Topps Flagship Perennial All-Stars Insert, Ernie Banks, #PAS-25
My phone did some weird things to border of the Turkey Red card. But, oh my goodness, the blues and yellows of that card are just too much for me. It's my early favorite for card of the year. The Perennial All-Stars insert concept is nice, but once more, I'm worn out on Topps inserts.
#7 seed - 2019 Archives Topps Magazine Insert, Anthony Rizzo, #TM-12
#10 seed - 1985 Topps Tiffany, Gary Matthews, #210
I was just ragging on Topps and all of their inserts, but I really dug Topps Magazine and was glad they went to back to the well on this one. And how about that Topps Tiffany? The front is all glossied up and the back is a shade of lime green that one could expect from a Tiffany card. Plus, bonus points for it being a card of Sarge. I'd say that is a very solid offering for a #10 seed. Nick's PWEs really pack a punch!
Match up #7
#3 seed - 2013 Panini Cooperstown International Play Insert, Fergie Jenkins, #6
#14 seed - 2018 Topps Pro Debut, Adbert Alzolay, #70
Panini Cooperstown is one of my favorite sets from the last decade and this is an insert of a Hall of Famer I had never laid eyes on before. Adbert Alzolay is the latest and greatest Cubs pitching prospect. Well, we all know how that has gone lately
Match up #8
#6 seed - 2005 Topps All-Time Fan Favorites, Andre Dawson, #36
#11 seed - 2017 Archives Bazooka Insert, Kris Bryant, #59B-15
The All-Time Fan Favorites set is chocked full of great players and this Dawson card is a beauty. The Bryant, another insert, pays tribute to the 1959 Bazooka minis. Nice, but I'm personally kind of down on Bryant right now, thus the lower seed. Could this be an upset in the making?
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